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Three Rivers celebrates being quarterfinalist in America’s Best Communities

The city of Three Rivers staged a celebration Monday to recognize its standing as a quarterfinalist – one of 50 municipalities from an original field of 400 – in a competition called America’s Best Communities. The achievement was acknowledged during a gathering at Belle Époque, where a major sponsor of the contest, Frontier Communications, provided the meal and the city ...

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Sturgis woman injured in accident

A Sturgis woman suffered minor injuries after she was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Mottville Township earlier this week. Sheriff’s officials said Ciarra Meese, 19, was driving east on U.S. 12 around 1:30 p.m. Monday when she quickly came upon a vehicle stopped to turn left onto Vistula Road. Meese told investigators she attempted to pass the car on ...

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Commissioners approve travel expenses

Three members of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were granted permission to travel out of state for training. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allow TJ Baker, Mark Lillywhite and Kitty Buchner to attend for five days a conference in New Orleans. The trio will be gone in early November to participate in a conference ...

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Man arrested after displaying gun in dispute

Three Rivers police over the weekend arrested a man who displayed a firearm during a dispute. Officers were called at 8 p.m. Saturday to 120 Enterprise Drive in response to a verbal altercation. According to a department media release, the man displayed in a threatening manner a handgun to people involved in the incident. He was taken into custody after ...

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Police: Skateboarder damages police car while taking selfies

Police are trying to identify a skateboarder who damaged a parked police cruiser while taking selfies on the unoccupied vehicle. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says he approached the car about 3:40 a.m. Sunday in downtown and took photos in front of the vehicle, kneeling on the hood and lying on the windshield. Police say he then climbed onto ...

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Officials: 1 dead after carbon monoxide poisoning on boat

Officials say one person is dead and several others sickened by carbon monoxide aboard a boat in Lake Michigan. The Berrien County sheriff’s department says rescuers responded Sunday off of Jean Klock Park in the southwestern Michigan city of Benton Harbor for an unknown medical emergency on the boat. The department says three from the boat were taken to hospitals, ...

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